After losing to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders is back to his day job as a US Senator for Vermont.
Sanders campaigned against the 1%, promising to bring America closer to his Democratic Socialist ideal and to take corporations and rich people down a peg or two.
But now that his campaign is over, he’s picking up a sweet new pad.
According to Seven Days, a news publication in Vermont, the Democratic Socialist from Vermont shelled out 600 grand for a lake house.
The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a camp in North Hero.
Sanders’ new waterfront crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
“We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, told Seven Days in a written statement. “We’ve been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner. St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte is my favorite church and it is nearby.”
Twitter was swift to respond to the irony:
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) August 9, 2016
When you find out Bernie Sanders just used your $27 donations to buy himself a new summer home pic.twitter.com/c1UPBHnAqn
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) August 9, 2016
— Tim Rosales (@TimRosales) August 9, 2016
Bernie Sanders buys “camp” on VT Island, adding to portfolio of homes in DC & Burlington… https://t.co/ni1Gu6WHb3
— Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) August 9, 2016
Congrats to Senator Sanders. The lake house looks lovely, especially as a third home.